- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 625 KB
- Print Length: 254 pages
- Publisher: Hidden Brook Press (3 Jun. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A9MKOI2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #536,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£17.52|
Save £15.36 (88%)
The Last Stoic Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
Running through the story in both eras is The Meditations which turns up at unexpected moments to offer food for thought, solace, and a link to sanity. In fact, the material on which to meditate in this book is so interesting, I'm going to download it asap.
The story is sometimes a little confusing, but it doesn't take long to understand what the author is trying to achieve. Each chapter follows on from the previous one in the other time period. Mark has an experience in one chapter which is followed by Marcus doing what comes next in his time period. You don't get to reread what Marcus' version of the experience was beyond the initial introductory chapters. It's an interesting way of writing.
The descriptions of Roman life are colourful, as you'd imagine, but as corrupt and debauched as the descriptions of modern day US. I didn't understand who was supposed to be the last Stoic in 21st century US because all the chapters dealing with him directly happened in Rome. Intentionally, perhaps.
Anyway, an unusual read.
Tellingly, nearly a year after reading it, several scenes are still imprinted on my mind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting book, particularly for anyone interested in both history and the continuity of history and modern life. A good story well told, thanks Morgan Wade!Published on 22 Dec. 2012 by B. Waymark
I don't normally enjoy reading books on history but I thoroughly enjoyed this story! It was engaging from the very beginning and the author created a fascinating parallel between... Read morePublished on 5 Dec. 2012 by Reccosevol
The Last Stoic cuts through time with a narrative that reminds us that we are just new wine in old bottles. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2012 by DocTroubador
Morgan Wade's unique way of weaving 2 stories into one is seamless and never misses a beat. His masterful use of language is rich and colourful so as to evoke both worlds, Ancient... Read morePublished on 2 Dec. 2012 by C. Collins